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Utopian thinking: how to build a truly feminist society - The Guardian

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 20:00

The Guardian

Utopian thinking: how to build a truly feminist society
The Guardian
Sometimes over the past few decades it's seemed as if we're slowly, inch by inch, getting closer to a gender-equal utopia. And sometimes, as for instance with the election of a “pussy-grabbing” women's-hotness-rating misogynist as “the leader of the ...

Burma: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls - Human Rights Watch

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 16:27

Human Rights Watch

Burma: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls
Human Rights Watch
(New York) – Burmese government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 during security operations in northern Rakhine State in late 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The Burmese ...
Human Rights Watch allege Myanmar commanders raped Rohingya women, girlsThe Indian Express

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Canada 150: Rosemary Brown, an outspoken pioneer for women of colour - Calgary Herald

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 12:54

Calgary Herald

Canada 150: Rosemary Brown, an outspoken pioneer for women of colour
Calgary Herald
Tireless advocate for the disadvantaged — “Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it” — Rosemary Brown was a gritty, outspoken feminist and provincial legislator with a vision of equality much broader than defined by race or gender. Born ...

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Dropping the knife: One woman joins the fight for women's rights in the Gambia - UNFPA.org/news

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 10:38

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Dropping the knife: One woman joins the fight for women's rights in the Gambia
UNFPA.org/news
JAJANBUREH, The Gambia – For years, Aja Babung Sidibeh would gathered girls together in the Central River Region of the Gambia and prepared them to take part in an initiation rite. The girls would come stay with her until a circumciser arrived to cut ...

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Canada's St-Gelais takes gold in women's 500-metre at short-track World Cup - CTV News

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 09:43

CTV News

Canada's St-Gelais takes gold in women's 500-metre at short-track World Cup
CTV News
DRESDEN, Germany -- Canadian speedskater Marianne St-Gelais capped her weekend at a short-track World Cup event with two medals on Sunday, including gold in the women's 500-metre final. St-Gelais of Saint-Felicien, Que., who also won gold in the ...

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Canada downs Mexico as 3 veterans say goodbye to women's team - CBC.ca

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 17:28

CBC.ca

Canada downs Mexico as 3 veterans say goodbye to women's team
CBC.ca
Canada picked a 3-2 victory over Mexico with two goal from Janine Beckie and another from Deanne Rose in an international friendly on Saturday that celebrated the national team's back-to-back Olympic bronze medals and also marked the end of the road ...
Canada downs Mexico as Tancredi, Wilkinson, Nault say goodbye to women's teamWaterloo Record
3 thoughts: End of an era for Canadian women's soccer veteransSportsnet.ca
CANADA-VANCOUVER-SOCCER-WOMEN-CANADA VS MEXICOProkerala

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Symbolic Seduction: Women's Rights, Partisan Politics, Ethnocentrism and “American Narcissism” - Center for Research on Globalization

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:09

Center for Research on Globalization

Symbolic Seduction: Women's Rights, Partisan Politics, Ethnocentrism and “American Narcissism”
Center for Research on Globalization
A large number of the women (if not the vast majority) who marched against Donald Trump – and the recent women's marches can only be described as anti-Trump marches – were Hilary Clinton supporters, whether they would describe their votes as “the ...

Canada's soccer women throwing party for their past and future - CBC - CBC.ca

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:57

CBC.ca

Canada's soccer women throwing party for their past and future - CBC
CBC.ca
A journey that has seen the Canadian women's soccer team rise to No. 4 in the world rankings will be celebrated on Saturday (6 p.m. ET) in Vancouver prior to ...
Retiring Canadian trio grew with women's soccerToronto Star
Victoria's Cathro part of youth movement on Canadian women's soccer teamTimes Colonist

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